Healthy eating is a crucial component of living a balanced and well lifestyle. We define healthy eating as meeting the dietary guidelines, realizing everything can have a place in a well-balanced diet yet some foods lower in nutrient density may need to be limited. Your food and physical activity choices affect your health every day; they dictate how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Each individual requires a balanced diet unique to their needs. Factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, and activity level all affect the amount of nutrients your body requires for optimal health. Individuals can take small steps in improving their diets through personalization, moderation, proportionality, and consuming a variety of food choices.
Fresh FAVs is a fresh fruit and vegetable program that provides weekly pick ups at a low cost each semester. Learn more here.
Health Promotion and Wellness offers free nutrition consults for students, faculty and staff.
If weight-related goals are on your radar, considering joining Weight Watchers at Work! This supportive group meets on Tuesdays. Doors open for weigh-in at Noon. Actual meeting time is 12:30-1 p.m. For more information, please attend a meeting, call (309) 438-WELL (9355), or email Wellness@IllinoisState.edu for current pricing information. Fees to attend are prorated and individuals are encouraged to join at any time!